Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chocolate Zucchini Cake


It's that time of the year again, when people start giving you lots of zucchini. When that happens, I start making cake with it because I can't say that I love the stuff. It's okay grilled or roasted, but there's really not that much flavour, which is why it's good in cake. Oh, and it was a great excuse to use my new cake plate, which I got in an antique (junk) shop. It's pale pink with lilacs, though you can't see them here. This cake, from Chocolate & Zucchini (of course), is very moist, rich and chocolaty. It's got lots of cocoa, coffee and dark chocolate chips. Even my brother commented on the chocolatiness and it was all I could do not to tell him about the zucchini, because he does not eat vegetables and wouldn't be amused. First I put carrots in ice cream, and now zucchini in my cake. What's next? I have no idea! You'll just have to tune in next time.

11 comments:

Katrina said...

Yum! I made this last year, except I drowned it in chocolate ganache.
So fun to hide veggies and fool those who would otherwise be missing out!

Baking Addict said...

This looks really delicious. Perfect for a chocaholic like me :) I just made a plain courgette/zucchini cake and it was delicious!

twitcher said...

That looks awfully good too! Nice background there.
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Laurie @simplyscratch said...

you had me at zucchini! Looks great Mary!!

Marcellina said...

Great idea!We are swamped with zucchinis as well because in the tropics we grow these vegies in winter. My choc-loving, vegie-hating son will love it!

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

You did good on this zucchini cake. It has lots of my favorites ->coffee and dark chocolate. Yummy!

Valérie said...

Does that ever look good! I remember being so skeptical when chocolate and zucchini were being hailed as the New Greatest Thing in baking several years ago. But when I finally tried it, I was wowed. And I love your cake's dark, rich colour!

Natalie... said...

ooh wow yum this looks and sounds so tasty!

Weight Loss Goals said...

I never tell the kids there is zucchini until they are picking up the crumbs.

Poires au Chocolat said...

Yum! I so enjoyed the chocolate and courgette cake I made - I bet this was delicious.

sensiblecooking said...

I never even thought of making zucchini and chocolate cake. But it looks darn good. I can make full yummy use of my zucchinis.